Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Global Zero Action Corps - Apply by June 1

“Global Zero is grassroots organizing at its finest.” -UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

At Global Zero, we’re powered by the creativity and passion of young people who understand that nuclear weapons have no place in the 21st century. We face a new administration that jeopardizes decades of progress by increasing nuclear weapons spending and volatile, bombastic rhetoric that brings the world to the brink of nuclear war. When global leaders such as Donald Trump are able to trigger nuclear war with the push of a button, the need for change is greater than ever. Action Corps leaders are at the forefront of this fight: spearheading the campaign in their city or campus, directing outreach in their communities, and leading as the face of a vision for a world without nukes.

Action Corps is a year-long organizing program designed to train and empower leaders across the country to tackle one of the biggest threats of our generation. Whether you’re new to the fight or a seasoned activist, we’ll provide the hands-on training, in-depth resources you’ll need to make a difference -- and have fun while you’re at it!
Over the course of the year, you’ll work with Global Zero on creative and impactful campaigns to eliminate nukes. You will have insider access to cutting-edge international policy, work with local and national media, lobby elected officials, learn real leadership and campaign skills, and use all of this to build and lead your very own Global Zero chapter to resist President Trump’s reckless nuclear agenda. Action Corps leaders this year will be working to pressure their campuses and city councils to pass resolutions in opposition to President Trump’s march toward nuclear war, while attending our organizing trainings and helping to recruit for larger national actions.
Action Corps is not your average volunteer role. By the end of this program you will have the skills you need to effectively organize your peers, mobilize them to action, lobby decision-makers, work with the media, and more. Action Corps leaders typically dedicate 3-5 hours a week to the program.

Ready for the challenge? Here’s your chance to become a leader in the fight to eliminate nuclear weapons.

Email your resume and a brief cover letter explaining why you’d like to be a Global Zero Action Corps leader to If selected, we will be in touch to set up a time to chat about the opportunity over the phone. The program begins with a national training in Washington D.C. in August.

Questions? Contact us at

Fulbright English Teaching and Int'l Research Grants - Last Call!

ATTENTION Juniors, Seniors and recent graduatesAre you interested in applying for a Fulbright grant to teach English or do research abroad for the 2018-19 academic year?

Fulbright awards are designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates (who are also US citizens) opportunities for international experience, personal enrichment and an open exchange of ideas with citizens of other nations. About 1800 Fulbright fully-funded grants are currently available to over 150 nations. There are two distinct types of grant: study/research awards for students who wish to investigate timely and significant topics abroad, and English Teaching Assistantships. You will find below some brief introductory information about Fulbright awards. For detailed information please visit the Fulbright US Student Program website at:

To make an appointment to discuss applying for a Fulbright US Student Program grant to teach English or conduct research, contact us at before, or very shortly after, you leave campus for the summer.

Who Can Apply: US Citizens – Current Juniors and Seniors, Recent Grads, Grad Students – All Majors – GPA of 3.0 or higher recommended – Campus Deadline: Thursday, September 1, 2017

There are two types of Fulbright grants:

--Fulbright Academic Study/Research Grant: Opportunities to conduct research are available in over 150 countries. Students design their own study/research projects. These grants generally provide round-trip transportation; book and research allowances; living costs for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country; supplemental health and accident insurance; tuition, in some cases; and language or orientation courses, where appropriate.

--Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships: Opportunities to teach English language and conversation classes are currently available in over 70 countries around the world.

Award Amounts: In general, Fulbright grants for study and teaching cover the following costs: Round-trip transportation to the host country; Maintenance for the academic year, based on living costs in the host country; Medical Insurance; and orientation programs, in some cases. Fulbright study grants may also provide: Book and research allowances; Full or partial tuition, in most cases.

Duration: Approximately one academic year; length and timing of awards varies by individual country and/or region.

UMD Campus Deadline: September 1, 2017 – contact us at for details.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Free Workshop: How to Apply for Department of State Internships - 5/17

When: Wednesday, May 17, from 11 a.m. to 1 or 2 p.m. (lunch provided)
Where: 2407 Marie Mount Hall) 

Successful applicants and alumni will be there too--to give you tips and help you with your applications.  

You might figure on a possible 6 month lead on internships--so you might apply now, including for Pathways positions, even if you don't wish to start until spring 2018!!

This workshop is sponsored by UMD Global Fellows Program
Applications still open for next year's cohort of Global and Federal Fellows!  Apply Now!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Research Asst. Positions for Fall Semester

Interested in gaining hands-on research experience?


Students will serve as research assistants for the Family Involvement Lab project Baby Books 2, which is an intervention for low income mothers, fathers, & young children. The goal of the study is to understand the reading practices of these mothers & fathers.

Research assistants will participate in data collection; recruit parents; schedule visits; & enter data. Effective communication skills and a passion for working with families with young children is required. This is a great opportunity for students who are interested in pursuing graduate work in the social sciences. Depending on interest & skill-level, there will be opportunities to write honors theses and participate in papers for publication.

Interested students should send their unofficial transcript and resume to Catherine Kuhns at For additional information on our lab, see our website at and

Friday, May 12, 2017

UMD Global/Federal Fellows Internship Program- Apply Now! Spots Still Open!

Apply as soon as you can—rolling admissions!
·         7 Fall seminar courses (including Critical Regions and International Relations, Homeland Security, US Diplomacy, Responses to Global Challenges, Public Health policy, Science diplomacy and Energy and Environmental policy) all taught by expert practitioners and focusing on the real world!
·        Spring internship for college credit at sites such as: Department of State, embassies, Department of Homeland Security, National Institutes of Health, Department of Energy, House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, U.S. Helsinki Commission, and many more!
·        Internship credit through our program or through your major; Scholarship in Practice credit
·        Year round activities (field trips to DC, professional development workshops, individual coaching, etc.)
·        Earn transcript notation as a Federal or Global Fellow
·        Join an engaged student cohort group and alumni network for life! 

Application Link: Online Application

For more information visit our websites: and

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Apply to be on the Executive Board of the Black Honors Caucus!

The mission of the Black Honors Caucus is to provide a space for black and minority students to convene on the basis of scholarship, creativity, and camaraderie in order to support the achievement of its members. The Black Honors Caucus is established for the purpose of building cohesiveness among Black members of the honors community and promoting activism within the Black community. This organization aims to serve the university as a whole by providing a forum for diversity and discussion about the community's greatest concerns. Although the organization is sponsored by the Honors College, membership is open to all students.

A list of some events that the Black Honors Caucus held this year:

If you are interested in being on the Black Honors Caucus e-board, please indicate the position you would like to run for and email your resume to:

White Coat Strategists - Medical School Consultation

White Coat Strategists (WCS) is a medical admissions consulting group that works to provide low-cost admissions consulting to help you through every step of the application process. Our consultants have all been accepted into medical school and what's more, they will all matriculate into a top 3 med school (Harvard, Stanford, UPenn). Having the skillset and experience, they are dedicated into helping you get into the best medical school possible. The value you get from our consultations are unmatched. Skeptical? Sign up now for free consultation, and purchase a package that fits your needs! To understand more about what each package entails, check out this link: If you have any questions or concerns, reach out to Duyhoang Dinh at Let's start off this cycle right to reach unimaginable heights.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Joseph M. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship Award - Apply by July 16

We are currently accepting applications for the Joseph M. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship Award. Applications for the Fall 2017 semester award are due Sunday, July 16, 2017. All University Graduate and Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply. Faculty, staff, and members of the campus community are welcome to nominate deserving students of this award. Scholarships will be awarded for the fall semester to one or more deserving students.  These are one-time awards of up to $2,000, dispersed evenly over the fall and spring semesters. 
The scholarship award was established in recognition of Joe Mitchell's compassion for the less fortunate members of our society and in honor of his ability to befriend, guide and mentor individuals whose ability to succeed as students at our institution was challenged by some personal or family circumstance. 

For more information about the Scholarship Award, please visit
If you have any questions or would like more information regarding the scholarship, please feel free to contact either Michelle McCubbin (, 301-314-9555) or Dai-An Tran (, 301-314-0416).
Thank you,
Michelle McCubbin and Dai-An Tran
Department of Resident Life

AT&T Summer Internships

We are looking for interns to work on an Internet of Things project in our Columbia office this summer. We are specifically looking for candidates with experience in the following: MEAN Stack, Android, Java, Javascript, HTTP, and CSS. Qualified candidates can send their resumes to

Friday, May 5, 2017

Terps for Change Volunteers - Apply by 6/23

Terps for Change is a semester long commitment for students interested in learning more about social change and social justice while volunteering in their local community! More info about the program is here
To apply:
  • Log into OrgSync and then follow this link: to fill out the applications.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Grad Programs in Geospatial Intelligence INFO SESSION - May 9

TIME: 12 PM on May 9th, 2017
Ice cream will be served.

The Center for Geospatial Information Science (CGIS) at the University of Maryland College Park is pleased to announce the launch of a Masters of Professional Studies and Graduate Certificate in Professional Studies in Geospatial Intelligence (“MPS GEOINT” and “GCPS GEOINT” respectively) to address the immediate and growing need to train a workforce for the rapidly expanding geospatial intelligence industry, especially for Maryland and the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area. These programs are dedicated to providing training at a graduate level in applied problem-sets in GIS and remote sensing, big and growing datasets, and software platforms that characterize today’s geospatial intelligence.
The MPS GEOINT program encompasses a 30-credit (10 units of 3-credit courses) course structure comprising five core courses and a selection of five other elective courses from a list of choices.
The GCPS GEOINT program entails 12 credits based on four courses (two core and two elective courses). The credits earned from a GCPS GEOINT can be transferred towards the MPS GEOINT.
The programs may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis, and may be taken fully online or on-site. Courses are offered during evenings and are scheduled in 12-week quarter terms.

We are now accepting applications for admission in Fall 2017 (Application deadline: June 15, 2017) and Spring 2018. Full details regarding the programs are available at or contact Dr. Ruibo Han at Students with no prior GIS experience are welcome to apply. We are happy to discuss admission requirement on an individual basis.

Come join us at our Information Session at 12 PM on May 9th, 2017 where we will introduce the GEOINT programs and address all your questions. The event will be hosted in the CGIS Seminar Room at 1124A LeFrak Hall, and all are welcome to attend the info session. Ice cream will be served.


Ruibo Han, Ph.D.
Director of Programs, Center for Geospatial Information Science
Lecturer, Department of Geographical Sciences
University of Maryland
1111B LeFrak Hall
College Park, MD 20742

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Free Performance of "Leaf by Niggle," A Tolkien Short Story - 5/7

We are a group of students currently taking Dr. Michelle Markey Butler’s Honors Seminar, “Fireworks and Trapdoors: A Hands-on Workshop in Early Theater Production and Special Effects” at the University of Maryland, College Park. “Leaf by Niggle”, is a short story written by J.R.R. Tolkien that we have adapted into a play.

The play will take place on Sunday, May 7th @ 4pm in room 0310 Tawes Hall
Free performance/ No tickets necessary to attend

Undergraduate Research Positions Available

Dr. Efrain Rodriguez is looking for two sophomores (or rising sophomores) to join his research group. There are two available positions for two different projects. Both projects incorporate solid-state inorganic chemistry. The first project involves manipulating the composition of oxides to increase the capacity for oxygen transfer in redox reactions. Potential applications for this research includes improving the combustion of fuels in chemical looping reactions and decreasing carbon dioxide emissions. The second project involves solid state synthesis and soft chemistry to synthesize transition metal compounds. These materials have the potential of being a new cost-effective superconductor, and can be used for MRIs, MAGLEV trains, and superconducting wires. Please email Dr. Rodriguez if you are interested, and include a resume and unofficial transcript.
Event Location: Chemistry Building, Room 4101
Contact Person: Dr. Efrain Rodriguez
Contact Email:
Contact Phone Number: 301-405-1541
Website URL: http://

Honors College Spring Grill and Chill, FREE FOOD on Reading Day - Please RSVP

Finals got you down? Tired of Diner food? Come on out to our annual Spring Grill and Chill! There will be lots of FREE FOOD! We'll be grilling up burgers (regular and veggie), hot dogs (regular and kosher), chips, soda, water, and UMD DAIRY ICE CREAM! Also, we'll be providing coloring books and materials for you to destress and take a trip back to your childhood! Take a break from studying and join us on Reading Day, Friday May 12th!

RSVP so we can order enough food! :

This event is brought to you by the Honors Student Programming Council, the Black Honors Caucus, and W.E.B. Dubois Honors Society.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

University Career, Internship, & Student Employment Resources

University Career Center (includes Internships as well as Student Employment)

Robert H. Smith School of Business Career Services

School of Public Policy Career Services

Engineering Co-op & Career Services

School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation Career Services

Career Center at CMNS

Career Center at School of Public Health

Diamondback Wants Feedback on Print Prototypes - May 5

The Diamondback needs your help! The editorial team at The Diamondback is rethinking what it means to have a weekly print product in an ever-expanding digital age. We are changing the way our print product looks, works and delivers news, but we need you to do it.

We are looking for a group of consultants to provide feedback on print prototypes. No experience is required. The Diamondback will use your feedback to create a print newspaper that best serves the University of Maryland campus and the greater College Park community. Participants will be compensated. 

Focus group consultants will meet for a one hour session on May 5 from 10-11 a.m. The session will be held in Symons Hall Rm. 3320. Those interested should fill out this form:

Philosophy Matters presents:Implicit Bias - May 8

***Rescheduled due to campus closure***

Peter Carruthers
Department of Philosophy

Mon. 5/8/17 
@ 4:00pm
Tydings 1102

Our explicit attitudes towards our fellow humans shape our treatment of them. But many of our actions seem to be guided by our less than explicit dispositions toward others. Many racist and prejudicial attitudes are thought to be such implicit biases. What is the role of these bias attitudes in our actions and decision making?  Can their impact on our actions be overcome by explicit attitudes or beliefs?  Are these implicit attitudes different in kind compared to the explicit attitudes we endorse?  

Free refreshments provided!